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Video interview about The Hive

Technology4Change have created a video interview with Dr Mike Lawrence from the BRE Centre for Innovative Materials about our new facility to test the resilience of sustainable materials

Conventional police interview techniques are not effective for people with autism

Research from our Department of Psychology has highlighted challenges for police in interviewing witnesses and suspects with autism.

GW4 universities’ collaboration celebrated

The GW4 Alliance, which brings together the combined strengths of the universities of Bath, Bristol, Cardiff and Exeter, held its official launch at the House of Commons last night (Wednesday).

New research reveals fish are smarter than we thought

Researchers in Psychology have reported the first evidence that fish are able to process multiple objects simultaneously.

How can investigating Britain for Iraq crimes save the ICC?

Mattia Cacciatori, PhD candidate in Conflict Resolution & Transitional Justice, discusses the court’s investigation into war crimes allegedly carried out by British forces during the Iraq War in an article in The Conversation.

Talented student athletes receive scholarships

An array of talented young student athletes from across 12 sports have been awarded University of Bath scholarships.

Research paper on anti-cancer drug is in top 1% of academic field

A paper derived from work at Bath in Professor Barry Potter’s Medicinal Chemistry group in the Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology has been distinguished as a “Highly Cited Paper” by Thomson Reuters ISI Web of Science.

Bath students take to world stage at One Young World Summit

Read about the experiences of two of our undergraduates, who recently returned from the One Young World Summit in Dublin.

How mathematicians are aiding fight against epidemics like Ebola

Ben Adams, a mathematical biologist here at the University of Bath, writes about the spread of Ebola and how mathematicians can contribute to the global response.

Who will be crowned ChaOS’ Big Band Idol? Sun 26 Oct

The hunt by our Choral & Orchestral Society for a Big Band singer reaches a climactic finale, as the final auditionees perform with the band in front of an audience and panel of judges, in order to find out who is our Big Band Idol.

Faculty of Engineering raises £400 for Ted’s Big Day Out

Staff banded together for the good cause by baking an array of delicious cakes and selling them on stalls in each Department. Well done all!

Annual Dinner to celebrate our research impact

The event celebrated the great achievements of our collaborative relationships with valued industry partners, made possible through the £1.4 million Impact Acceleration Account (IAA).

ACE graduate’s design receives RIBA’s highest accolade

Steve Tompkins of Haworth Tompkins Architects has been awarded the RIBA Stirling Prize for best new building of the year, for their design of the Liverpool Everyman Theatre.

Report shines spotlight on incapacitating chemical agent weapons

A new report out today highlights how chemical and life science research could be applied in the study or creation of incapacitating chemical agent (ICA) weapons.

New Academic Skills Centre opens

The ASC provides academic skills development and English language teaching for all students

Unique tour of Bath with artist Bill Aitchison: Fri 24-Sun 26 Oct

The Tour of All Tours: A guided tour of the guided tours of Bath.

Kate Woodthorpe quoted in Guardian on paupers’ funerals

Dr Kate Woodthorpe from our Centre for Death & Society suggests breakdown of the traditional nuclear family may cause confusion about who is responsible for paying for funerals.

Launching Research Rocket – see how we’re changing the world!

All over our University people are carrying out world-leading research on a daily basis. Come and learn how.

Visitors from Mexican partner institution join Mathematics

PhD student Sandra Palau Calderon and Associate Professor Victor Rivero are joining the Department of Mathematical Sciences as members of Prob-L@B for a year.

International Criminal Court must fix its anti-African image

Mattia Cacciatori, PhD student in Conflict Resolution & Transitional Justice, discusses the premise that the ICC is racist and over-politicised in The Conversation.

Would your child like to be a ball boy or girl?

The STV needs ball boys and girls to help out at the international professional tennis tournament from Sunday 2 to Sunday 9 November.

Ask Prof Saiful Islam questions about Diversity in UK Science

To mark Black History Month, the Royal Society are hosting a live Twitter conversation between some of the scientists featured in their Inspiring Scientists: Diversity in British Science films; Professor Saiful Islam from out Department of Chemistry will be taking part.

University Art Societies present Show in a Week! Sat 25 Oct

The University of Bath Student’s Union Societies would like to invite you aboard the SIAW Cruise around the World: immerse yourself in different cultures before viewing some snippets from different countries, places and locations.

Research & Innovation Services

The Research Development & Support Office now has a new name: Research & Innovation Services (RIS)

Keith Stokes talks about concussion risks in rugby

Dr Keith Stokes from our Department for Health discusses concussion risks in rugby and research afoot at Bath to prevent such injuries, on BBC Bristol.

Four students awarded IMechE scholarships

Professor Gary Hawley said: “Our engineering students continue to be recognised with prestigious awards and to have four within this category of IMechE prizes is fantastic.”

Free lecture: Data Scientist – heal thyself: Fri 7 Nov

BIME’s 46th Annual Lecture about the Internet of Things is free to attend but please book tickets.

Could you be the next big thing in rowing?

A talent identification session is being held on campus on Thursday 23 October to look for the next generation of Olympic rowers.

Dr Rob Williams on dementia research at Bath – BBC Somerset

Dr Rob Williams from Biology & Biochemistry talks to BBC Somerset as part of their dementia awareness week.

Ebola’s in the headlines but tobacco is also a killer in Africa

An article in the Guardian by Rachel Rose Jackson, a researcher in our Tobacco Control Research Group, about an unpublicised epidemic in Africa.

Pre-Christmas coach trip to London – Sat 22 Nov

The coach will leave the University at 7.30am and pick up in the evening at Marble Arch at 7pm.

Chem Eng researchers visit Stellenbosch University

Professor Gary Hawley said: “The visit to Stellenbosch and the experience in further consolidating these international links will certainly yield the research richness we seek, leading to high quality, high impact joint papers.”

Bath concussion research coincides with major rugby changes

A joint venture between the RFU, Premiership Rugby and Rugby Players’ Association (RPA) will focus on concussion awareness and management in games; at the same time a new project from our researchers to monitor players returning to play after a concussion has also been unveiled.

The Nameless Grace – Holly Davey exhibition & talk at Holburne Museum

A look at the forgotten existence of the Holburne sisters: a co-commission between ICIA and The Holburne Museum, Bath.

Volunteers wanted to test state-of-the-art personal monitoring device

Our researchers need volunteers to try out a new personal monitoring device to help individuals meet fitness and weight loss targets.

Cost of dying rises seven times faster than cost of living

Today’s SunLife Cost of Dying report, involving researchers from CDAS, highlights that the cost of dying has jumped by over 10 per cent to £8,427 – one of the fastest rises in the report’s history.

Stress-relieving music based on your heart rate

Developed by researchers from the University of Bath, a composer, and an entertainment and healthcare startup, the Breathing Stone detects the user’s pulse and breathing in real-time to generate music for relaxation.

Student selected to play women’s rugby professionally

Integrated Mechanical & Electrical Engineering student Amy Wilson Hardy has accepted a professional contract to play Rugby Sevens in the full-time England Women’s Squad.

Scientists make stem cell discovery

Scientists in Berlin and from our University have identified human “naive-like” stem cells which could provide a breakthrough for regenerative medicine.

Student Theatre Society puts on hit show ‘Blood Brothers’

From 16 to 18 October, the Bath University Student Theatre group (more commonly known as BUST) will be putting on three performances of Willy Russell’s west end hit Blood Brothers at the Museum of Bath at Work to raise funds for the ‘Katie Piper Foundation’, an organisation that helps victims of severe burns go on to live whole and fulfilling lives.

Launch of apps design competition 2014

The 2014 Apps Crunch competition will launch next week as part of the Bath Digital Festival, offering a tantalizing prize trip to meet tech experts in San Francisco.

Average worker £5,000 worse off a year as real wage growth fails to recover

Falling unemployment alone will not re-start sustained wage growth in the UK as salaries fail to keep pace with the cost of living warns the latest IPR Policy Briefing.

IMEE student awarded Jeremy Fry Memorial Scholarship

First-year Integrated Mechanical & Electrical Engineering student, Esther Dunstan-Sewell, has been awarded a prestigious Jeremy Fry Memorial Scholarship.

Our students mix with world leaders at One Young World Summit

Two of our students will travel to Dublin this week to play a key role in the latest ‘One Young World Summit’.

Understanding the nature of Islamic State is key

PhD student Mattia Cacciatori discusses IS’s aims and motives, and what can be done to curtail its recent advances.

University Radio Bath nominated for 4 National Awards

This year, University Radio Bath (URB) has been nominated for four Student Radio Awards, which take place every year and give students a platform from which they can make it into the radio industry.

Funding boost for 18 research projects

GW4 Alliance announces latest round of awards to help win major external funding

I-SEE seminar – communicating climate policy: Tue 14 Oct

Communicating climate policy will be discussed at an I-SEE seminar this week

Bath in top ten of ‘Table of Tables’

We’ve been ranked seventh in a new league table released by Times Higher Education (THE)

Collaboration to strengthen research into legacy issues

A new health collaboration between our researchers and international colleagues in São Paulo will share learning around legacy and impact of major sporting events.

Barry Gilbertson appointed to Uni Council

Barry Gilbertson, a chartered surveyor, has been appointed with effect from 1 August 2014

University partners Met Office in space weather forecasting

The University is a partner in the UK’s first dedicated space weather forecast centre

Successful conference on green energy materials

A research consortium led by Professor Saiful Islam has recently hosted a successful conference at the University of Bath on sustainable materials for green energy applications.

Bath Science Café- The end of the age of dinosaurs: Mon 13 Oct

Nick Longrich, senior lecturer in Biology & Biochemistry, will be the speaker at the next Bath Science Café which takes place at the Raven Pub, Bath, 7.30 for 8pm start. All welcome; free entry.

Top tennis returns to campus

Top tennis returns to the Sports Training Village next month with the annual Aegon GB Pro-Series tournament moving from spring to autumn for the first time. Free for spectators.

Stephen Fry to demonstrate student project on QI

A metal maze that was built by physics students to show how water droplets can propel themselves will feature on BBC 2’s QI this week when host Stephen Fry demonstrates the ‘Leidenfrost effect’.

University partners Met Office in space weather forecasting

The University is a partner in the UK’s first dedicated space weather forecast centre, which opens today

New REACT funding to support new games and products for children

Researchers from across the University have been awared REACT funding to develop future games and products for children.

New global network raises bar for international youth policy challenges

After the success of the recent IPR International Partners Symposium, we have established a new IPR policy network with our international colleagues.

Are you in one of these groups? Picture in the Paper needs you


Student Gemma continues comeback with Glasgow gold

University of Bath student Gemma Howell continued her comeback from injury by taking gold at the 2014 Glasgow European Judo Open at the weekend.

Urban growth in Latin America on agenda for CITICON

The third IPR CITICON workshop takes place this week in Buenos Aires.

Good summer for Team Bath Racing

Team Bath Racing came seventh out of 95 international teams at the Formula Student UK event

Researchers discuss prostate cancer diagnostic devices

Researchers, clinicians, patients and industrialists gathered in Bath on 17-18 September for the workshop ‘Clinical perspectives and commercial forces on biosensor devices’, organised by the Marie Curie Initial Training Network Cancer Diagnosis: parallel sensing of prostate cancer biomarkers (PROSENSE).

DBA student becomes Universidad del Rosario’s President

Jose Restrepo, a student on our DBA in Higher Education Management programme, has been elected as President of the Universidad del Rosario in Colombia, which is one of the most well established universities in Latin America.

Free lecture to explore ‘bench to bedside’ process of cancer research

Join us to learn more about the cutting-edge cancer research being carried out at the University of Bath.

Top marks for social work programme at Bath

Our social work programme at Bath is number 1 in two significant national league tables.

Brave enough for the Great Britain Polar Plunge?

Special Olympics GB is launching the Great Britain Polar Plunge on campus on Saturday 6 December.

Dr Sue Milner: French government & political systems

Dr Sue Milner of the Department of Politics, Languages & International Studies, talks to BBC Radio Bristol about French politics.

Harness children’s competitive streak to drive healthy eating habits

A new IPR Policy Brief suggests that introducing an element of competition at school meal times can dramatically increase the number of children who try fruit and veg.

Free public lectures in Oct

Members of the public, staff and students are all warmly invited to come along to our new series of public lectures. New events will be added to the page throughout the year. Please send submissions to

Dr Joanna Bryson appears on Newsnight

Watch the interview with Laura Kuenssberg about artificial intelligence [View from 32:45]

Students’ Union once again awarded Investors in People

Ian Robinson, Chief Executive of the Students’ Union, said: “IIP remains the benchmark for any well-run organisation, and it signals our commitment to good business and people management excellence.”

New GW4 funding announcement for next generation of scientists

Along with GW4 colleagues, we have been awarded £8m in funding to train new PhD students in bioscience.

Bath ranks highly in new LinkedIn tables

Bath has been ranked as one of the best UK universities for launching graduates into the most desirable jobs

Samantha on shortlist for Sky Sportswoman of Month

Modern pentathlon world champion Samantha Murray, who is a Bath French & Politics graduate & trains at the STV, needs our online votes

ICIA’s music, dance, theatre & visual art classes start Mon 6 Oct

Book your place on our diverse range of classes and workshops.

Bill Durodié made Visiting Prof in China

Professor Bill Durodié, from PoLIS, has been made a Visiting Professor of the China Executive Leadership Academy, Pudong (CELAP)

Nick Startin discusses Hollande, Sarkozy & the ‘Marmite effect’

Dr Nicholas Startin, lecturer in French & European Studies, joins other experts to discuss French politics.

The sky is not the limit for Bath graduate

Dr Jon Scott lands his ‘dream job’ in space medicine at the European Space Agency (ESA) in Germany

Student Women in Engineering Society affiliates with WES

Dr Irene Turner said: “With the formal link to WES we hope to support and empower current students within the Faculty of Engineering & Design, as well as to help encourage more young women to choose engineering at university and as a career.”

Trust: how the financial crisis boosted the best leaders

An article in the Conversation by Prof Veronica Hope Hailey finds that when leaders are sufficiently human to admit mistakes, flaws and weaknesses, it makes it easier for staff to trust them.

Researchers look to success of parkrun to transform sedentary lifestyles

A new study our Department for Health will look at the popular appeal of parkun in getting communities more active.

Creating the people: Aurelien Mondon on populism

Aurelien Mondon, lecturer in French politics, talked to openDemocracy about populism.